The Future of Moose in a Warming World

Photo courtesy Voyageurs National Park Association, www.voyageurs.org
Photo courtesy Voyageurs National Park Association, www.voyageurs.org

A combination of challenges threaten Minnesota’s sensitive moose populations – warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increased varieties of diseases and parasites, and changes in predator populations. Are we watching the end of Minnesota’s moose era?

Join notable scientists at a public symposium to learn the latest research on this iconic mammal.

MOOSE IN A WARMING WORLD: PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM
June 24, 2010
3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Backus Community Center, International Falls, MN
Free and open to the public

University of Minnesota ecologist Lee Frelich will start with an overview of how climate change can affect forests. The following presentations from moose biologists will cover topics such as how climate change can affect moose population trends in Minnesota and Ontario, moose diseases and parasites, and moose research in Voyageurs National Park and Isle Royale National Park.

“We are excited to have this event in International Falls,” said Steve Windels, terrestrial ecologist for Voyageurs National Park and symposium co-organizer. “This really presents a unique opportunity for anyone with an interest in moose or wildlife to learn about moose from experts from Minnesota, Ontario, and Michigan.”

Symposium cosponsors are the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and Voyageurs National Park Association, find out more about the event at the Voyageurs National Park Association web site >

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